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Old June 19, 2017   #61
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My cast iron list now is.

2 5 or 6" griddles, I think they called them cookie griddle pans. They are perfect for one sandwich, a couple of eggs or a pancake for someone. Just the little stuff.

1 large griddle pan, perfect for three sandwiches and even more eggs. Pancakes also with this one.

1 wagner chicken fryer.

12" skillet with a helper handle

1 10" dutch oven with two helper handles, not a really long handle and has a lid with helper handles that can be used for a skillet as well.

I have only brought out my stainless steel to make soup in.
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For the garden, earthworm castings are the bomb!

What do you do with the earthworm castings? I have some but not sure what to do with them, lol. Oh, I have bat guano too. Not sure what to do with that either.
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Old June 19, 2017   #63
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1) Floranova, one-part complete nutrient for soilless mediums. Easy to measure and mix, 1-2tsp per gallon of water at a cost of about 6 cents per gallon. I use it for seedlings and switch to Hydro-Garden's Tomato 4-18-38 after I pot-up.

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Got one of these rolling garden tractor seats for Christmas. Love it! Really heavy duty - the seat rotates and most have a wire basket attached - I keep a cup of bleach water in it to disinfect my shears between tomato plants

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Got one of these rolling garden tractor seats for Christmas. Love it! Really heavy duty - the seat rotates and most have a wire basket attached - I keep a cup of bleach water in it to disinfect my shears between tomato plants

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One of these with the pull handle would be nice, will have to watch for a sale.

Less than a third of the cast iron, ignore the dirt please. The chicken cookers and dutch ovens are not in these pictures, sadly hardly ever use any more. All are Wagner or Griswold, some from the 1800's by the marks.
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Old June 19, 2017   #65
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Wow imp, that's a nice inventory you have there. I should add I have a cast iron tortilla press I like to use once in a while.
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Old June 19, 2017   #66
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What do you do with the earthworm castings? I have some but not sure what to do with them, lol. Oh, I have bat guano too. Not sure what to do with that either.
I mix in with my container mix. Also put some in hole of stuff I grow inground. I tried it out last year, loved it. I have used 45 lb this year, a little goes a long way.
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Imp, that is an impressive collection! Very nice.
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Old June 19, 2017   #68
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Nice collection Imp
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Hard to find this stuff anymore just laying around like we used to.

Seems like the chickens have came home to roost with the other stuff like none stick and stainless.
The set I have is not all cast iron.
Some of it is old vintage magnalite and it is prime stuff, had it since 1983 or so.

The role players like this stuff and snap it up when they can find it for a hefty price.
What I mean byt the term is people that want to and do live like they were in some past time in history.
Some the 30s some during the war and so on.
Got the whole house set up like it including bomb shelters and the also dress like it.
AKA time warp living.
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What do you do with the earthworm castings?
Don't use it in pots. I clogs up the drainage. Unless you make tea with it...

Bat guano is very high in N, so I hear, but I've never used it.
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No problems with drainage here. I don't use a ton, like I posted a little goes a long way. I use 2 and 1/2 cups per 15 gallon, adding more on top throughout season. Works great for me!
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Don't use it in pots. I clogs up the drainage. Unless you make tea with it...

Bat guano is very high in N, so I hear, but I've never used it.
My dad used to collect bat guano in caves, it is some of the best there is.
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And (again from what I understand) you don't need to age or compost it.

Flying bunnies?
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This is my number one garden machine.
Call it shovel. Brits call it spade.

I made almost 700 sq-ft of garden with just that, converting all kinds of grass into a fertile garden.
It is old. Left behind by the previous owner. Working wit the sandy soil sharpens it automatically.
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Image is so small I can't see it.
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